Smoking's Impact on Women's Health

We know that smoking is harmful for our bodies, regardless of gender. But, did you know that, in some aspects, smoking is more harmful in women compared to men? In this article, we will delve into why cigarettes are a woman’s worst enemy.

Smoking & Women's Health Infographic

Not only is smoking more harmful in the areas mentioned above, but smoking can also impact:

Cervical Cancer

Women who smoke are twice as likely to develop cervical cancer. A Danish study found that premenopausal women smokers are six times more likely to develop rectal cancer compared to women who do not smoke.


According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG), women who smoke experience more severe premenstrual symptoms and have a 50% increase in cramps lasting two or more days.


Smoking during pregnancy is very damaging to an unborn baby. According to Benjamin Sachs, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Harvard Medical School, “carbon monoxide has a greater affinity for foetal tissue than for adult tissue, and when nicotine crosses the placenta, it speeds up the [baby’s] heart rate”.

The ACOG also states that smoking increases the mother’s risk of miscarrying by 39% and heightens the risk of other serious complications, including:

Placenta abruption (when the placenta separates from the uterine wall).

Placenta previa (when the placenta covers the opening of the uterus).

Still birth.

Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking seems like a hard task, but with the right nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for you, quitting smoking is an easier and less dauting process. E-cigarettes have been found to be the most effective NRT for quitting smoking.

At Ziggicig, we are here to help you choose the right device, the right e-liquid and the right strength for you, to aid you in getting started with your vaping journey. Call us on 028 9560 7313 if you need help choosing your device, e-liquid and/or nicotine strength.

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Continue Reading:

WebMED: Why cigarettes are a women’s worst enemy.

NHS: Cervical cancer causes.

MedicineNet: Women smokers more likely to get colon cancer than men: Study. Smoking’s impact on women’s health.

ATS Journals: Sex difference in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mechanisms.

Oxford Academic: Cardiovascular Research: Smoking and gender.

Very Well Family: What you need to know about smoking and getting pregnant.